5 Year-Old Dies From Injuries In Car/Bus Crash

school-busA 5-year-old boy, injured when the car he was riding in collided with a Franklin County school bus Thursday at the Highway 130-Awalt Road intersection in north Franklin County, has died, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol reports.
The boy was identified as Maddox Mason, a student at Northlake Elementary School. He was riding in the back-seat driver’s side of a 2000 Honda Civic driven by his mother, Aprille L. Rexroade, 29, of Tullahoma.
Reports said Rexroade was driving the Civic when she pulled away from Awalt Road and in front of the school bus operated by Loretta Stafford, 72, of Winchester.
According to the report, Maddox was removed from the vehicle by the North Franklin County Fire Department and flown by a LifeForce medical helicopter to the TC Thompson Hospital in Chattanooga where he was pronounced dead on Thursday night.
Rexroade and another son, Seth Shelton, 10, of Tullahoma, were transported to Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester for treatment. Her son Conner Mason, also 5, of Tullahoma, was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center by LifeFlight medical helicopter for treatment of injuries.
Stafford was not injured in the accident.
According to a report by Trooper Corey Stewart, Rexroade has been issued citations for child restraint law violation, seatbelt violation, failure to stop and due care. The investigation is continuing.